Woodworking Videos

Perhaps the best way to learn or improve your woodworking skills is to look over the shoulder of a master as he works. Here you’ll find a wide selection of free woodworking videos including complete woodworking projects, SketchUp tutorials, and reliable woodworking advice and lessons from experts in the field. Whether you prefer hand tools or power tools, contemporary or 18th century furniture designs and woodworking woodworking techniques, you’ll find it here.

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Tool Test: New Mortiser from General International

I always say that the most-used machine in my shop is a table saw. Second to that is a floor model mortiser – I learned back in 2000 how important this machine was to a guy building period furniture. (I wore out two benchtop units before I ponied up the cash for the big...

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Video: Secret Compartments & Spice Box Drawers

From the August 2011 issue #191 Buy this issue now The August 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is making its way to subscribers (it will be on bookstore racks in a few weeks). As a result, I’m beginning to get questions about the Spice Box drawer layout and construction, as well as the...

Video: Making Tools with John Economaki

The TS-2 Master Try Square is one of two tools that started Bridge City Tools (the other was the SA-2 Scratch Awl), and for our next issue, John Economaki is writing a bit about his own history, the history of his company, and about how to make the TS-2 (which is no longer in...

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New Tools on the Festool Horizon

Friday of last week, Festool Product Manager, Rick Bush stopped by the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop with information about new tools coming from Festool. We got a look at the new systainers, we got up close and personal  with a CXS (a new drill coming later in the year that may become your daily...

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Video: Level the Feet of a Chair or Sawbench

Getting the four feet of a sawbench, chair or stool all in the same plane is a challenge for some woodworkers. You can end up nibbling a bar stool into an ottoman if you take the wrong approach. I’m sure there is some way to do this with the power of math, triangles and...

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You Will Learn From This Guy

What makes woodworking fun for me is that I learn something new nearly every day. This past week, Monday was a day filled with learning – I spent the day with Ron Herman as he filmed the first of two new DVDs. The project for the day was a joinery exercise that walks through...